This award is presented annually for a recently published academic text about the development of literacy that will be of interest to teachers, students, consultants or HE tutors. The panel looks for books that make a lasting, significant contribution to the teaching of English and literacy at all stages, literacy teacher education or to heightening engagement and motivation with reading.
Nominations are invited from a wide range of publishers of academic books. We welcome books that represent diversity in authorship and have appeal to a diverse, culturally inclusive readership.
The book receiving the award will fulfil many of the following criteria:
- makes a distinctive and/or inspiring contribution to literacy education;
- is based on sound, diverse and inclusive research, with explanations of relevant theory, references, and examples of practice;
- promotes diversity;
- has the potential to be a rich and lasting resource for teachers, teacher educators or students;
- encourages teachers, teacher educators and students to be reflective, innovative and creative;
- is accessibly written and recognises a broad range of perspectives, experiences and voices;
- is relevant to any or all key stages from early years to KS5;
- is relevant to classroom practice, literacy teacher development or to community literacy practices or development projects;
- if visual illustrations and diagrams are used, they are clear and enhance the explanation, wherever possible they also represent diversity;
- if an edited collection, has a clear editorial voice that makes connections between articles and helps to build a coherent argument.
Panel Chair: Gabrielle Cliff-Hodges, Retired Senior Lecturer in Education, University of Cambridge Faculty of Education.
Submissions for the Academic Book Award 2023
This year, publishers are invited to submit relevant academic books published for the first time in the UK or Ireland between November 1st 2021 and October 31st 2022. Books may previously have been published in other countries, and translations are eligible.
Submissions should be made by 31st October 2022.
Enquiries: FAO Penny Manford firstname.lastname@example.org
Academic Book Award Winner 2022
UKLA is delighted to announce that the winner of the UKLA Academic Book Award 2022 is Knowledge in English: Canon, Curriculum and Cultural Literacy byVictoria Elliott, published by Routledge with the National Association for the Teaching of English (NATE).
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